Prize Patrol

Posted July 1, 2005 at 5:59pm

[IMGCAP(1)]Rep. Barbara Lee (D-Calif.), who gained international attention for being the lone Member of Congress to vote against the resolution giving President Bush the power to wage war against those deemed responsible for the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, has been nominated for this year’s Nobel Peace Prize.

Lee was one of 1,000 women nominated for the prize by a group called 1000 Women for the Nobel Peace Prize 2005, an international project whose goal is to “nominate 1,000 women to represent collectively the millions … of women [who] are engaged daily in working for a better future.”

In addition to her vote on military action, 1000 Women also cited Lee’s work in stopping the spread of AIDS and her advocacy on behalf of women and children.

“It’s an honor to be included with all of these women who have done so much to promote peace on our planet,” Lee said.